[SCA-Dance] Album info- Golden Dance hits of 1600

Mary Railing mrailing at kiva.net
Mon Feb 13 20:28:16 EST 2006

On Feb 13, 2006, at 9:37 AM, Philip Edward Lewis wrote:

> http://www.medieval.org/emfaq/cds/dga33111.htm
> seems to indicate a few more tracks which were on the album.
> anyone have more information?
> The medieval.org site might be trusted to indicate that the tracks
> exist on the record. If nothing else, the discography can flushed out
> with performers and director found here.
> ****************

The really annoying thing about Archiv records is that they would  
issue several albums with overlapping contents, so that you could  
never be sure how much new music you were getting.  If you look  
closely at the contents list cited in the above web page, you'll see  
that it is for a *different* album, which contains tracks  
1,3,5,12-13,15-16,19, 23-26 of Golden Dance Hits, as well as a number  
of tracks from various other albums.

Unless you are feeling really nostalgic and just have to find the  
Burgundian Bransle that you learned to dance to at your first event,  
it's not worth hunting down Golden Dance Hits of 1600.  Little, if  
any, of it is music you would couldn't find a recording of  
elsewhere.  The most historically interesting thing about this album  
is that the liner notes are the source of the myth that there was a  
dance called the "Tangle" which involved a line of people weaving  
through each other until the line was too tangled up to move. No.   
They did heys.  They never did *this*.

Schiarazula Marazula, as well as that Branle de Bourgogne by Claude  
Gervaise that *everyone* danced to back in the '70's can be found in  
CD format on another reissue,  "Renaissance Dance Music/Early Baroque  
Dance Music" listed here on amazon.com <http://www.amazon.com/gp/ 
Don't get too excited because that CD also contains Celeste Giglio  
and Barriera.  They are lovely arrangements, but the repeat structure  
is wrong for dancing.

--Urraca (The Old and Nostalgic)

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